January 23, 2015

Progress

After taking about a week long break from my new quilt, I had some time the last couple of nights to cut the remainder of the background and sew them into units. 
The result: a happy little stack waiting to be pressed and sewn into the next step. 

I just love fabric all stacked up, with little bits of color peeking out. 


Last night as I was sewing, I was thinking that I would be able to have all the blocks put together by tomorrow, so I could start laying the blocks out. However, this morning I've decided I may have been a bit overzealous in that thought.
I'll be lucky if I can get these all pressed today, not to mention sewn together :) 


Do you have any sewing plans for the weekend?

January 9, 2015

Fabric Therapy


After yesterday's stress moment, I needed a little fabric therapy. 
Not only did it take my mind of things, but I also found my SD card I was looking for. Yay! 

I spent the evening ironing and trimming selvedges. 


Cutting and stacking squares.


I still have a bit of cutting to do, and need to find a bit more background fabric.
All-in-all, a great start to a new quilt, and perfect ending to some much needed therapy :)





January 8, 2015

Stressing


It's been a while since I sat down at my sewing machine.
4 1/2 weeks to be exact. 
I have a never ending list of projects I should be working on .. 
both at the sewing table and around the house. 

But, right now, I'm stressing.
Number One stress - I can't find the SD card I used for all my Christmas pictures.
I know, it sounds trivial. But, it holds some very important pictures to me; along with the only thing I sewed for the holidays. The worst part is, it's one of those i-know-i-put-it-here-where-did-it-go kind of can't find its.

SO, to help me take the stress off, I decided to play with a bit of fabric.
I pulled these 'boy colors' (as described by my kids) for my first all-solid quilt.


Now to figure out what it wants to be....